Dr Rajith de Silva

Dr Rajith de Silva

Consultant Neurologist


Specialises in

  • Headache treatments
  • Neuralgia (nerve pain) treatment
  • Injection treatment for chronic migraines
  • Alzheimer's disease and memory disorders
  • Neurodegenerative diseases

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I'm pleased to offer private neurology care at Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood. I was appointed to the role of senior full time neurologist at Queen's Hospital, Romford, in 1998.

My training and experience up to that time had been in Scotland. Since my arrival in Essex, I have built up a busy clinical practice, and consider myself to be an experienced and approachable colleague. I am committed to the training of young neurologists and, in addition to my contributions in the UK, I host training at Queen's Hospital for neurologists from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka as part of the Royal College of Physicians International Medical Graduate scheme.

In the field of headache I am developing more 'interventional' approaches for treatment, including injection treatment for chronic migraine and greater occipital nerve (GON) blocks for migraine and other headaches.

My research interests in neurogenetics and neurodegeneration (my MD was on Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease with the National Surveillance Unit in Edinburgh), have led me into the field of ataxia, and I am involved in a number of projects to improve the care of patients with ataxia. I am the Medical Advisor for Ataxia (UK) and am on their Clinical Guidelines development group.


General Medical Council Number: C3264531

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Rajith de Silva at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Headache
  • Neurogenetics
  • Neurodegenerative diseases¬†(including atypical dementia and motor neurone disease) and ataxia
  • Neuro-obstetrics
  • Alzheimer's disease and memory disorders

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Additional information

Alzheimers disease
Memory disorders

Special clinical interests: Headache, Neurogenetics, Neurodegenerative diseases (including atypical dementia and motor neurone disease) and ataxia, Neuro-obstetrics.

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London)

Collegiate member, Royal College of Physicians (Glasgow)

Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine

Council Member for the Medical Genetics Section and Neurology Training Committee Member for the East Anglia Region

Specialist Certificate Examination in Neurology

Association of British Neurologists

Ataxia care, epilepsy medication in pregnancy

Consultant Neurologist, Essex Centre for Neurological Sciences, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

I am married to a paediatrician and we have a young son. In my spare time, I run or jog for exercise, and enjoy eating out, travelling and visiting the theatre.